Who: The Denver Broncos vs. The New England Patriots
What: The AFC Championship Game
When: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Why: For the AFC Division Title and to Advance on to Super Bowl 50
It’s that time again…the NFL playoffs. The Denver Broncos have made it through to the AFC championship game to face the New England Patriots. The Broncos had a grueling battle against the Pittsburg Steelers last week which ended in a 23-16 win and the title of AFC West champs. The Patriots took on Kansas City and clinched the AFC East division when they pulled out a 27-20 win. This Sunday marks the 51st match up between Denver and New England. Out of the prior 50 games, the Broncos have been victorious 29 times leaving the Patriots with 21 wins.
Peyton Manning will face Tom Brady for the 17th time in his career. This Sunday will be the 5th head to head post season game between the 2 quarterbacks which sets the record for most in NFL history. Brady will make history as well for his 10th appearance in the AFC championship game.
Will Denver see a repeat of the 2013 title game where they prevailed with a 26-16 win over New England? Let’s see what the reporters are saying…
Joe Giglio: Patriots 23, Broncos 17
Don Cosentino: Patriots 21, Broncos 6
Jordan Ranaan: Broncos 24, Patriots 22
Darryl Slater: Patriots 27, Broncos 21
James Kratch: Patriots 27, Broncos 14
Eliot Shorr-Parks: Patriots 27, Broncos 21
Mark Eckel: Patriots 27, Broncos 21
Matt Lombardo: Patriots 26, Broncos 20
It’s not looking good for the Broncos according to the majority of those sports reporters, but only time will tell. The focused and prepared Broncos are ready to upset the nation with a big W this Sunday. Tune in to CBS and see what happens. Wear your orange this weekend to show your support. GO BRONCOS!
Sources: DenverPost.com, nj.com